Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.HI.E.L.D. Dip; NEW GIRL Rises

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TV ratings for Tuesday, December 9th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s midseason finale of The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) dropped 6% to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.53 million viewers, while the midseason finale of Supernatural rose 22% to a 1.1 rating and scored 2.81 million viewers.
  • ABC’s midseason finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) also dropped 6% to a 1.7 rating and garnered 5.22 million viewers, while Forever dipped 8% to a 1.1 rating and scored 5.14 million viewers.
  • A fantastic episode of Fox’s New Girl rose 7% to a 1.5 rating and scored 3.29 million viewers, and The Mindy Project rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and scored 2.56 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Marry Me was down 8% to a 1.2 rating and garnered 4.86 million viewers, while About a Boy tied its series low with a 0.9 rating and scored 3.73 million viewers for a drop of two tenths.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Surges to Series High; MODERN FAMILY Plummets to Season Low

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TV ratings for Wednesday, December 3rd are in, though it appears that most folks were busy watching either the frustrating/depressing coverage of the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case or the Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony (such varied TV-viewing choices).  Briefly:

  • The CW’s conclusion to its big superhero crossover event culminated in a series high rating for Arrow (read Dave’s recap here), which rose five tenths to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3.90 million viewers.  The 100 matched its last original’s 0.6 rating and garnered 1.94 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, everything was down.  Modern Family dropped nine tenths to a season low 2.8 rating and scored 8.99 million viewers, The Middle dropped six tenths to a series low-tying 1.6 rating and 7.15 million viewers, The Goldbergs dropped seven tenths to a season low 1.7 rating and scored 6.58 million viewers, black-ish fell half a ratings point to a series low 2.1 rating and 6.87 million viewers, and Nashville dropped two tenths to a season low-tying 1.3 rating and garnered 5.25 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Stalker dropped a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 7.47 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Christmas in Rockerfeller Center earned a 1.9 rating and scored 9.37 million viewers.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Rise; TOY STORY Special Solid

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TV ratings for Tuesday, December 2nd are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • On The CW, a much-touted crossover between its two superhero shows provided a rather negligible boost to The Flash (read Dave’s recap here), as the episode was up just a tenth to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.22 million viewers.  These CW superhero series are masters of consistency.  Supernatural, meanwhile, matched last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.36 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) rose two tenths to a 1.8 rating and scored 5.3 million viewers, while the excellent holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot earned a 1.9 rating and garnered 6.79 million viewers.  Forever was up two tenths to a 1.2 rating and scored 5.2 million viewers.
  • A very funny installment of Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 3.01 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.45 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Marry Me rose three tenths to a 1.4 rating and scored4.9 million viewers, while About a Boy was up a tenth to a 1.1 rating and 4.3 million viewers and Chicago Fire matched last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 7.3 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Mid-Season Finale Sets Record with 14.8 Million Viewers

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 30th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • AMC’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead unsurprisingly set a record for the show with 14.8 million viewers, the highest ever for a Walking Dead “mid-season finale”.  That’s up 24% from season four’s mid-season finale and on the heels of the show’s all-time record in October for the season five premiere.  Read Dave’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Over on the networks, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped a tenth in the 18-49 demo with a 1.4 rating and scored 3.09 million viewers, while Mulaney also dipped a tenth to a 0.6 rating and 1.54 million viewers and Bob’s Burgers ticked up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and garnered 2.21 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time dropped four tenths from its last new episode to a season low 2.0 rating and scored 6.3 million viewers, Resurrection dropped four tenths to a series low 0.8 rating and 3.57 million viewers, and Revenge fell half a ratings point to a series low 1.0 rating and 4.07 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: Fox Comedy Block Slips in Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 23rd are in, though it appears that most people were either busy watching football or gearing up for the holiday.  CBS’ numbers were inflated due to NFL overrun, so here’s a brief rundown of the rest:

  • Fox’s block of programming was way down versus last week, with Mulaney falling 22% to a 0.7 rating and scoring 1.64 million viewers.  The Simpsons was down 47% to a 1.6 rating and garnered 3.49 million viewers, while another excellent episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine slipped 32% to a 1.5 rating and scored 3.02 million viewers.  Bob’s Burgers closed out the night down 47% to a 0.9 rating and 1.92 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, the telecast of the American Music Awards hit a 3.8 rating and garnered 11.55 million viewers, which is down 16% from last year’s broadcast.

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Winter Finale Rises; BIG BANG THEORY Slips

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TV ratings for Thursday, November 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s winter finale of the buzzworthy How to Get Away with Murder rose two tenths to a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.81 million viewers.  Elsewhere in Shondaland, Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 8.28 million viewers, while Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) dipped a tenth to a 3.1 rating and garnered 10.02 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped half a ratings point to a 4.0 and raked in 14.65 million viewers, easily still besting everything else on TV.  Mom ticked up a tenth to a 2.7 rating and garnered 10.64 million viewers, Two and a Half Men rose two tenths to a 2.3 rating and scored8.97 million viewers, and Elementary matched last week’s series low 1.0 rating and garnered 6.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 5.24 million viewers, and Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was also even with its last episode, notching a 0.8 rating and 3.21 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries ticked up a tenth to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.67 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.4 rating and scored 1.15 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Holds Steady While MODERN FAMILY Surges

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TV ratings for Wednesday, November 19th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow (read Dave’s recap here) matched last week’s 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.63 million viewers, while The 100 rose a tenth to a 0.6 rating and garnered 1.66 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Modern Family was both the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night with a 3.7 rating and 10.9 million viewers, which is up half a ratings point from last week’s 3.2 rating.  The Middle, meanwhile, rose three tenths to a 2.2 rating and 8.32 million viewers, The Goldbergs also rose three tenths to a 2.4 rating and scored 7.7 million viewers, black-ish ticked up a tenth to a 2.6 rating and 7.95 million viewers, and Nashville was up a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 5.51 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds matched last week’s 2.3 rating and scored 10.61 million viewers, while Stalker was up three tenths to a 1.7 rating and garnered 7.98 million viewres.
  • NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura was up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 8.57 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dropped six tenths to a 1.8 rating and garnered 7.86 million viewers, and Chicago PD was down six tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Red Band Society was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.95 million viewers.

TV Ratings: MARRY ME and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Rise; THE FLASH Ticks Down

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 18th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s swell new comedy Marry Me (from the creator of Happy Endings) saw a rise of three tenths for last night’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, earning a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 5.32 million viewers.  About a Boy was also up, rising four tenths to a 1.3 rating and garnering 4.3 million viewers, while Chicago Fire was down two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.70 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 3.58 million viewers, while Supernatural rose a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.63 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) was up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.6 rating and 4.54 million viewers, while Forever matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 2.8 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.37 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was up three tenths to a 2.6 rating and scored 17.89 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans rose three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 16.68 million viewers, and Person of Interest also rose three tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 9.68 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: STATE OF AFFAIRS Debuts So-So; GOTHAM Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Monday, November 17th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s series premiere of State of Affairs (directed by Joe Carnahan) debuted to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 8.6 million viewers.  That’s three tenths shy of last week’s episode of The Blacklist in the same timeslot.
  • Over on Fox, a Harvey Dent-infused episode of Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) ticked up a tenth to a 2.3 rating and garnered 6.41 million viewers.  Sleepy Hollow was also up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.6 rating and scored 4.61 million viewers.
  • CBS’ 2 Broke Girls rose two tenths to a 2.1 rating and garnered 7.92 million viewers, while Scorpion matched last week’s 2.0 rating and hit 10.06 million viewers and NCIS: Los Angeles was up two tenths to a 1.7 rating and 8.7 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle was up two tenths to a 1.8 rating and 9.38 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Originals matched last week’s 0.7 rating and scored 1.41 million viewers, while Jane the Virgin dropped a tenth to a 0.4 rating and garnered 1.11 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, FAMILY GUY, and BOB’S BURGERS Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox had a fairly solid night, as a very funny Brooklyn Nine-Nine was up three tenths to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.5 million viewers, Family Guy also rose three tenths to a 2.2 rating and scored 4.40 million viewers, and Bob’s Burgers was up two tenths to a 1.7 rating and 3.34 million viewers.  The Simpsons was down a tenth from last week, but still hit a 2.9 rating and 6.64 million viewers.
  • ABC’s two-hour Once Upon a Time dipped a tenth to a 2.4 rating and scored 6.60 million viewers, while Revenge was up two tenths to a 1.5 rating and garnered 5.22 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, Madam Secretary ticked up a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 12.71 million viewers, The Good Wife was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 12.71 million viewers, and CSI was up one tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.3 rating and 8.41 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and SCANDAL Rise; GRACEPOINT Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Thursday, November 13th are in, though preemptions on CBS render those preliminary numbers inaccurate.  Here’s a brief rundown of the rest:

  • ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder rose 4% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.22 million viewers, while Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) was up 10% to a 3.2 rating and scored 9.98 million viewers and Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 rating and garnered 8.29 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones was down 8% to a 1.2 rating and notched 5.51 million viewers and Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) rose 14% to a 0.8 rating and 3.43 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Parenthood fell 23% to a series low 1.0 rating and scored 3.64 million viewers, Bad Judge matched last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.35 million viewers, and A to Z was down 25% to a 0.6 rating and 2.35 million viewers.
  • At The CW, The Vampire Diaries was down 13% to tie its series low with a 0.7 rating and 1.56 million viewers and Reign matched last week’s 0.4 rating and garnered 1.21 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and MODERN FAMILY Drop; Crossover Event Boosts LAW & ORDER: SVU and CHICAGO PD

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TV ratings for Wednesday, November 12th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow (read Dave’s recap here) was down 18% to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.57 million viewers, while The 100 rose 20% to a 0.6 rating and 1.79 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Modern Family fell 11% to a season low 3.1 rating and 9.77 million viewers, while The Middle rose 6% to a 1.9 rating and 8.12 million viewers, The Goldbergs was down 5% to a 2.1 rating and 7.54 million viewers, black-ish dropped 7% to a 2.5 rating and 7.87 million viewers, and Nashville was even with a 1.4 rating and scored5.63 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds was up 10% to a 2.3 rating and garnered 10.1 million viewers, and Stalker dropped 7% to a 1.4 rating and scored 6.98 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Red Band Society was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.84 million viewers.
  • On NBC, the crossover event rose both Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD, with the former up 50% to a 2.4 rating and 10.01 million viewers and PD up 57% to a 2.2 rating and 9.47 million viewers.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and PERSON OF INTEREST Fall to Series Lows; THE FLASH Steady

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 11th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) fell 12% to another series low with a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.27 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever dropped 9% to a 1.0 rating and 4.21 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was even with its most recent new episode’s 1.4 rating and scored 3.4 million viewers, while the 200th (!) episode of Supernatural rose 13% to a 0.9 rating and 2.19 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Person of Interest was down 24% to a series low 1.3 rating and scored 9.03 million viewers, NCIS dropped 12% to a 2.3 rating and 17.41 million viewers, and NCIS: New Orleans was down 13% to a 2.0 rating and 14.88 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl was down 19% to a 1.3 rating and 2.95 million viewers, while The Mindy Project fell 23% to a 1.0 rating and 2.45 million viewers.
  • Finally, NBC’s Chicago Fire was up 29% to a 2.2 rating and 9.09 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Rises with Fall Finale; GOTHAM Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, November 10th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The game-changing fall finale of NBC’s The Blacklist rose 4% from last week to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.69 million viewers, making it the highest-rated scripted program of the night.
  • While The Blacklist may have been the highest-rated scripted show of the night, CBS’ new drama series Scorpion was the most-watched with 10.04 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, which is down 10% from last week. Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls fell 14% to a series low 1.9 rating and scored 7.64 million viewers, The Millers dropped 9% to its own series low of 1.5 rating and notched 6.52 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles matched last week’s series low with a 1.5 rating and 8.17 million viewers.  CBS Mondays are still suffering from The Big Bang Theory’s move back to Thursdays.
  • Over on Fox, Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was down 8% to a 2.2 rating and scored 6.3 million viewers, while Sleepy Hollow was even with last week’s series low 1.5 rating and scored 4.6 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Originals was up 40% to a 0.7 rating and garnered 1.54 million viewers, and Jane the Virgin rose 25% to a 0.5 rating and notched 1.22 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS/FUTURAMA Crossover Boosts Performance; MULANEY Rises

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TV ratings for Sunday, November 9th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The Futurama crossover episode of Fox’s The Simpsons was way up from last week’s 2.0 rating, notching a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 6.59 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Brooklyn Nine-Nine ticked up a tenth to a 1.8 rating and scored 3.96 million viewers, Family Guy tumbled 7 tenths to a 1.8 rating and 3.6 million viewers, and struggling new comedy Mulaney rose two tenths from last week’s low to a 0.9 rating and garnered 2.01 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was down a tenth from last week’s 2.6 to a 2.5 rating and scored 7.41 million viewers, Resurrection dipped two tenths to a 1.2 rating and 4.54 million viewers, and Revenge ticked up one tenth to a 1.3 rating and notched 5.24 million viewers.
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